Leading Ladies Film Series

Angelika Film Center at The Shops at Legacy center in Plano.

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It’s not a Halloween flick, per se, but the October edition of this monthly film series does contain a horrifying jump scare. (We’ll say no more.) Director Brian de Palma first brought Stephen King’s unsettling tale of a troubled -- and telekinetic -- teen, Carrie, to film in 1974 and, while that pair of masterful males set the stage for simmering terror, it took a woman to bring the film’s frenetic anti-heroine to life, death and back again. East Texan and future Oscar winner Sissy Spacek -- who, incidentally, was homecoming queen in her native Quitman -- rose to fame through her portrayal of Carrie White, a breakout performance that garnered her first nomination for best actress at the Academy Awards. See why in this blood soaked cinematic freak out.

Angelika Film Center in Plano salutes leading ladies from the 1930s through the 1970s. The monthly series will screen classic films on the second Monday of each month.

Jan. 8 - The Philadelphia Story (1940), Katharine Hepburn.
Feb. 12 - Cabaret (1972), Liza Minnelli
March 12 - All About Eve (1950), Bette Davis
April 9 - Singin' in the Rain (1992), Debbie Reynolds
May 14 - Sabrina (1954), Audrey Hepburn
June 11 - Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), Marilyn Monroe
July 9 - The Women (1939), Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford
Aug. 13 - Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958), Elizabeth Taylor
Sept. 10 - King Kong (1933), Fay Wray
Oct. 8 - Carrie (1976), Sissy Spacek
Nov. 12 - High Society (1956), Grace Kelly
Dec. 10 - Miracle on 34th Street (1947), Maureen O'Hara

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